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2761  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSP questions on: December 18, 2007, 01:27:43 AM
Get the lead out you lazy heathens!   slywink  Someone must know.
2762  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / PSP questions on: December 17, 2007, 06:12:33 PM
I am going to get a PSP now that they have several RPGs I want to play but I had a few questions.

1. Are all versions moddable?  I have Sam & Max: Hit the Road from years ago that I want to play.  I know you used to be able to mod the PSP to do homebrew but I also remember Sony was always upgrading the firmware to try to stop people.  Have all the versions been hacked?

2. Is there any difference between the new slim and the old except weight and "slimer-ness" smile  I didn't find the old weight bad so I don't really care and a used old one is $129 vs. $169 for the new.  If that is all it adds I don't see much point in spending $40 extra.

3. New vs. used - any opinions?  I usually don't care but since my 360 died I have started to think that a warranty is not a bad thing. smile  However I guess that goes back to question one - are the new ones moddable?

Those are my questions, any help would be appreciated.

2763  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / LF: PSP on: December 15, 2007, 03:43:51 PM
I would like to get one and I don't really care if it is the new slim one or if it is new at all so I figured I would post here to see if someone has one and is ready to get rid of theirs.

PM me with a price if you are that person! smile

2764  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: It Finally Happend- the dreaded Red Rings of Death! on: December 12, 2007, 03:48:27 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on December 12, 2007, 03:18:53 AM

This seems as good a RRoD thread as any to resurrect!

What's the best way to handle an intermittent RRoD problem?  I got it several times on Sunday and submitted a RMA request.  Yesterday and today, the 360 has been working fine.  If the coffin arrives by the end of the week, I'm worried what will happen if I send it in while the rings are still in their early intermittent stage.  It'd be bad enough if they send it back to me without any changes, but even worse if they charged me the $100 out of warranty fee because they couldn't reproduce the red rings.


I would wait.  They have extended the warranty for RRoD for a pretty long time (three years I believe).  I just had it happen to mine and did send it in because it was constant but it was only 2 years old so I would have had another year.

When was yours made?  Figure 3 years from that.  If time is close it is probably better to send it in, but if you have several months why not wait to see if you can get it to be broken all the time.

2765  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: phoenix wright says "take that!" on: November 27, 2007, 01:03:41 AM

Quote from: semiconscious on November 26, 2007, 11:18:58 PM

nothing new or anything (so far), but why mess with perfection? smile ...

I think the problem is that for many the 2nd game wasn't perfection.  I finished it but I had to force myself.  There was just something about the cases which made them un-fun.  Perhaps it was the extreme illogicalness.  I don't expect PW to be real law, but having the kidnapper as a witness just struck me as so ludicrous it sucked the fun out of the case. 

Anyway I have hopes the 3rd has stronger cases
2766  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / FS: Puzzle Quest and Worms 2: Open Warfare (ds) on: October 23, 2007, 03:12:46 AM
With so many games coming out (including Front Mission for the DS!) it is time to unload some of the ones I know I will not play anymore even though they are great.

Puzzle Quest - $20
Worms 2: Open Warfare - $25

PM me if interested.
2767  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: PSP: Yggdra Union on: October 12, 2007, 11:01:13 PM
I played it a bit on the DS and I don't think anyone should get their hopes too high.  It is ok but not great in my opinion.  The combat mechanic was overly complicated for no real rewards.
2768  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: [DS] What we've all been waiting for! on: October 12, 2007, 12:15:59 AM
It doesn't blow me away graphically but after playing FE:SS 5-10 times I am just excited to have a new FE game, no matter how it looks.  The looks were never the draw of the game anyway.
2769  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: TV: Bionic Woman on: September 27, 2007, 03:12:41 AM
I will check it out again but I wasn't blown away. 

Besides having only 1 bionic arm she also has no military/combat training.  I think Sara would have kicked her ass, but I also felt she really didn't want to kill her so she held back.

2770  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Bioshock slowdown after update on: September 08, 2007, 02:45:05 AM
FYI if this has happened to you.

So I kept getting a message about an update when I played Bioshock and last night I finally did it.  Now there is a 2-5 second pause every 15 seconds or so!  It is unplayable!

Apparently I am not the only one


Solution for the XBox360 "game pauses every 10-15 seconds" problem


After playing the game for a long time (on the XBox 360 only), the game begins to "hitch" or "pause" slightly every 10-15 seconds. The problem does not go away if you restore a savegame, start a new game, or reboot the XBox 360.


This seems to be a problem with the hard drive caching system on in the XBox 360 system software, and we are working with Microsoft to identify a solution for this issue. We have confirmed that the hitching goes away if you clear the hard drive cache.

To clear the hard drive cache, you must hold down both the RB and LB gamepad buttons while the game is starting. This must be done IMMEDIATELY after the console is rebooted (or the game is launched from the dashboard) and the buttons must only be released AFTER the red 2K Games logo appears.

NOTE: do not attempt to clear the hard drive cache by holding the "A" button during loading. While that works for Oblivion, Bioshock uses different button combination to clear the cache, and holding "A" will not work.

I will try this tomorrow and post if it works. 
2771  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / ATB needs a Fire Emblem thread on: September 07, 2007, 02:12:02 AM

Quote from: ATB on September 06, 2007, 11:18:19 PM

Quote from: farley2k on September 06, 2007, 11:04:27 PM

Right now I am playing Fire Emblem: Sacred Stones for the hundredth time because it is still the best of TBS on the systems.

Whoa whoa whoa. Big claim, there Jr.  Better than Advance Wars: DS?

It is very hard to say because while they are both TBS games they are vastly different.  I found the story much more compelling in FE.  I love the permanent death aspect of FE.  Every unit is unique in terms of personality and stat growth so it is a real touch choice to let one stay dead.

AW:DS is so different because you can keep building units.  It involves a lot of different mechanics.

Personally I enjoy FE much more but I can see why some people may like AW more.
2772  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / ATB needs a Fire Emblem thread on: September 07, 2007, 02:08:29 AM

Quote from: ATB on September 07, 2007, 01:01:53 AM

I just won an ebay auction- shipped price $24.35.

QUESTION: SHould I play the first FIre Emblem first?

No, the stories are not releated.

The only problem you will have is that the made some changes which really improved Sacred Stones so it is very hard to go play the first one - and you will want to play more if you enjoy it as much as I do. 

2773  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Panzer Tactics DS on: September 06, 2007, 11:04:27 PM

Quote from: ATB on September 06, 2007, 01:51:18 PM

Quote from: farley2k on September 06, 2007, 02:52:46 AM

I will be waiting for reviews as well.  There are a lot of great games on the DS but there is a lot of crud too. 

Please suggest some. I'm desperate for a new DS game.

I tend to lump DS and GBA games together since they play on the same machine so the first two which I was thinking of were Rebel Star: Tactical Command, and Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation 2 which are both GBA.

I would say that Lost Magic, Age of Empires and Heroes of Mana are all ..... average at best games on the DS.  So perhaps not crud but not something to come back to either.

Right now I am playing Fire Emblem: Sacred Stones for the hundredth time because it is still the best of TBS on the systems.
2774  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Panzer Tactics DS on: September 06, 2007, 02:52:46 AM
I will be waiting for reviews as well.  There are a lot of great games on the DS but there is a lot of crud too. 
2775  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Aliens vs. Predator 2- The Real Deal? on: August 26, 2007, 01:17:15 AM
It was more like Freddy vs. Jason than a sci-fi movie.  Guy with face eaten away by acid, chick stuck to wall with throwing star thing, etc.  Seemed to have a higher body count than most slasher flicks.  Too back in my opinion.  The Predators were supposed to be kind of noble hunters, now they are just another slasher character. 
2776  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bioshock [Man am I a wuss] on: August 24, 2007, 11:44:41 AM
I too was surprised how scary it is.  I am enjoying it but only in small doses.

Unfortunately they also seem to have gone for "gore" scares which is a bit annoying.  I am almost bored with the shear number of bodies ripped in half strewn all over.  I wish they would have toned that down and kept the psychological terror.
2777  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / MOVED: Want to watch Transformers or Shrek 3 in HD, get a HD-DVD Drive. on: August 20, 2007, 09:59:06 PM
This topic has been moved to Off-Topic.
2778  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / FS: PicrossDS and Etrian Odyssey on: August 16, 2007, 01:52:28 AM
Looking to get some dough for Bioshock next week so I am not really looking for a trade.

PicrossDS $13
Etrian Odyssey $25

PM me if interested.

2779  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bioshock Demo on XBLM on: August 15, 2007, 03:46:22 AM
The death thing is very stupid.  Even if the chambers are far apart if the enemies keep their lost health when you die it just means it takes longer to get to them.  I take a guy down to 50% health but the last chamber was 15 minutes away - not a big deal because I can just walk back and take him down the next 50%.

It could make the game way, way to easy.
2780  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bioshock Demo on XBLM on: August 14, 2007, 03:07:44 AM
I just don't know.  I am really impressed with the atmosphere and concept but I got a bit tired of the shooting.  Odd since I love FPS but I was hoping for more atmosphere and less shooting.  It seemed like the plasmids were just different ways to kill, not ways to interact more with the world.   

I am still excited but I am going to rent first.
2781  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Iron Man at Comic-Con - Footage = Awesome on: July 30, 2007, 09:57:58 PM

Quote from: Purge on July 30, 2007, 12:47:54 PM

yanked from youtube. frown

Grr.  Now I will have to dig around somewhere else.  I imagine you can still find it on bit torrent sites.  They don't really yank much because of copyright violations.

It is just so stupid though.  Having this posted costs them nothing since they are not supplying the bandwidth but it is creating a lot of interest in the movie!  What kind of morons try to kill free advertising?
2782  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hoshigami Remix DS impressions?? on: July 11, 2007, 04:44:43 PM
Well considering how few games the DS has had recently it is a very bad sign that apparently no one is even trying it.

2783  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / Re: FS: Iriver H10 5 Gig on: July 10, 2007, 07:53:04 PM

Quote from: Darkstar One on July 10, 2007, 04:57:14 PM

Does this have a user-replaceable battery?

Nope it is a rechargable but I bet you could replace the whole thing. 

Although I guess it doesn't matter much because it is sold...sorry.

2784  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / (SOLD) FS: Iriver H10 5 Gig on: July 10, 2007, 04:50:58 PM
I never seem to use this.  It works perfectly but I just use a different MP3 player so I thought I would sell it.

I don't have any pictures right now but here is the official site.  It is the gray one on this page  I will try to post some pics if people want.

I would like to get $40 for it. 

If anyone is interested PM me.

2785  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: What are you buying this week? (7/9) on: July 09, 2007, 02:28:01 PM
"Riviera: The Promised Land" is actually a pretty fun game.  I played it on the DS (or was it on the GBA?) and had a good time. 

I think there were some impressions so if you are on the fence you could search for Riviera and find comments by some of us who got it.
2786  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Hoshigami Remix DS impressions?? on: July 06, 2007, 03:48:41 PM
Nope, but I am anxious to hear some from anyone else.

The review at RPGamer was pretty bad.  If you check it seems like IGN gave it about the highest score. 
2787  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / LF: Bully on: June 22, 2007, 03:50:40 PM
I am thinking of playing through this on the PS2 and wondered if anyone had it around.

I really don't have much to trade....but PM me if you have it and we can see if I have anything.

Off the top of my head I have

Stalker (pc)
Phoenix Wright 2 (ds)
GRAW 1 (360)
Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance (cube)

maybe I could find others if I dug around, but nothing really new.

2788  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Manhunt 2 banned in UK on: June 21, 2007, 02:18:09 PM
It is just amazing to me how often Bill Harris sums up my thoughts!

A Hypothetical

Let's say I made a very violent video game a few years ago, and it didn't do very well. The entire premise of the game rested on the "kill thrill," and without the sensational violence, the game itself was bland. Critics felt it was a very average game, and once the game shipped, word-of-mouth was lousy.

Now there's a sequel on the way, and it doesn't have much buzz behind it, even though the game is shipping soon.

You need some buzz.

Here's an idea: make the game so ultra-violent, so incredibly offensive, that ratings boards would pull out the ratings equivalent of the death penalty for the game--either banning it outright or giving it the dreaded "Adults Only" rating so that major retailers are unlikely to even carry it once it's released.

Doing that would get you previews like this:
In fact, no game we have ever played or seen is as over-the-top violent or downright gross as this action-stealth splatter fest. can, Wii remote and nunchuk in hands, use a pair of pliers to clamp onto an enemy's testicles and literally tear them from his body in a bloody display; and if that weren't enough, you'll take one of the poor victim's vertebrae along with his manhood. Or, if you'd prefer, you can use a saw blade and cut upward into a foe's groin and buttocks, motioning forward and backward with the Wii remote as you go.

Once the game is banned or rated as adults only, you can go on the PR offensive. Why, you're OUTRAGED that this game has been rated for adults only. It's censorship!

This should get you more publicity than you could ever afford to buy.

Then you'll quietly rework the game, doing whatever needs to be done to ensure that places like Wal-Mart will carry the game (and countries like England will allow it to be sold). The publicity you received initially guarantees that the consumer will believe that your game is the bloodiest, most violent game imaginable, constantly skirting the line of being banned.

PR genius. In a very disgusting way.

So if Manhunt 2 gets re-submitted by Take-Two and gets re-rated, don't be surprised. At all.
2789  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Dr. Who Season 2 Final Episode on: June 20, 2007, 02:24:11 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on June 20, 2007, 02:16:51 PM

I ahven't been paying attention to the season 3 news, but please tell me they found a hottie to replace Rose.

She is pretty but I am not as attached as I was to Rose

2790  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Sunday Skin Poll(redux) - Does it really belong here? on: June 14, 2007, 12:57:37 PM
Doesn't bother me in the least, although Ron and I have different tastes in women most weeks.   Others have said almost all my thoughts so I won't repeat them again. 
2791  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: The Writings on the Wall: Sony & MS are You Paying Attention!? on: June 08, 2007, 01:44:08 PM

Quote from: denoginizer on June 08, 2007, 12:31:52 AM

I would argue that there are only 2 true "next gen" consoles.  The Wii and PS2 are selling well right now because the majority of consumers do not yet have HD TVs.  As HD TV penetration increases over the next few years both the PS3 and 360 will really start to hit their stride.  I'd agree that price is a huge factor in the Wii and PS2 selling so well right now.  But 360 and PS3 are much more future proof.  Why should Microsoft issue a price drop now when they are still out selling the PS3 at $399?  I think Sony is in dire need of a drop, but can they afford it?

Does anyone think that in "the next few years" Sony and MS won't be putting out another console version?  Really how long was the PS2?  How long was the Xbox? 

By the time HD TVs are mainstream both companies will have new consoles out. 
2792  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: How do you get impartial financial advice? on: June 07, 2007, 05:11:53 PM
The hardest part for me was remaining detached from the house in question.  I found one I liked and I would really want it - even if I knew it wasn't the best financially. 

Remember there is *always* another house which you will love just as much.  Don't let them pressure you because the house might sell to someone else, don't let them push you to higher payments or some weird loan, and make them explain everything until you feel you understand.  They are making a ton of money per hour of work so make them earn it!

2793  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Do you think the Democrats are cowards? on: May 27, 2007, 03:01:54 AM
Democrats are a fucking disgrace or they are too fucking stupid to do math.

Everyone knew Bush would veto the funding bill.  Everyone knew the Ds didn't have the votes to override his veto.  So, why the hell did they even bother?  So they could give in a week or two later?  Fucking idiots.

Fireball, I know you are a D worker so please explain why they sent it at all.  You pointed out how they had to give in because of the problem if they didn't fund the troops, fine - I accept that.  So why the hell would any idiot have introduced it to begin with? 

Now to the whole nation the Ds look spineless and weak.  To the pro-war people they are still cowards who want to cut and run and to the anti-war people they are wimps who gave up without even a real fight.  Good job Ds! 

I can see no rational reason this was a good thing for Ds.  Fucking wimps
2794  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Nintendo's Third Quarter Release list - Metroid in August on: May 21, 2007, 03:26:28 PM
Alright, where the hell is my Ultimate Card Games?  That freaking game was announced over a year ago!  Come on.

Now I am not a programmer but it seems to me that half the game is done.  You have the rules and the AI for all the games setup, all you need to do is program a new interface to take advantage of the touch screen! 

I am still digging out the GBA version to play some cribbage!
2795  Non-Gaming / Off-Topic / Re: Gee, I guess if you're conservative it's ok to be a racist a-hole. on: May 10, 2007, 12:01:38 AM
I am not sure there is much to save in this thread but lets all take a night off to game and remember what makes the forum a fun place to visit.

2796  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Next gen-worth it? on: May 09, 2007, 02:39:27 AM
I don't have an HDTV or surround sound and I find my 360 worth it.  What is worse I haven't even bought a game in months!  I love the on-line portion, I use it to rip all my CDs, and I use it for DVDs as well.  With Mass Effect, and other games coming out this year I don't expect to be wanting. 

2797  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / FS: JVC Camcorder on: May 08, 2007, 10:56:48 PM

I just bought this, used it once and decided to buy a different one.  It was my first purchase and I wasn't sure what I wanted.  Best Buy charges a 15% restocking fee for the teenage twit to put the item back on the shelf and that annoys me.  So rather than return it I am willing to sell it for 15% off what I paid.  Not a huge savings but hey it is something and if you wanted to buy one anyway it is bit cheaper.

It is in perfect shape and I will throw in the 2 miniDV tapes I bought since I will not have any use for them.   I paid about $270 for all of it so I would like to get at least $220. 

It is the model JVC GR-770U.  This is about the best site I could find about it.  It is just the Amazon page but it does talk about the specs.

I will just return to to Best Buy if no one wants it but I thought someone here might want a bargin.

Some pics I took of it are below.

PM me if interested.

2798  Non-Gaming / Trading Forum / [SOLD] FS: Wii and componet cables on: May 04, 2007, 12:32:15 AM
I got it for Christmas.  In fact I stood outside the store to get it!  However I am just not using it and I don't htink I will soon.  So I am selling my Wii.  I don't have any games besides sports which comes with it but I did buy the better cables. 

I think $250 + shipping. 

PM me if your interested.

2799  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Thinking of selling my Wii on: May 03, 2007, 10:04:06 PM
Bucking the trend I am thinking of selling my Wii.  I look at the games coming out and there is just nothing coming out.   Now sometimes there are surprises but there just seems to be nothing.  Thinking back to what I really enjoyed on the Cube I can only think of about 3-4 games.  I liked Resident Evil 4, Wind Waker, Eternal Darkness, Paper Mario, and Metroid.  While some of those games are getting sequels on the Wii they are a long way off and I don't feel as interested in them.

I always laugh about people who sell their systems but I can't think of a good reason to keep it.  I haven't turned it on in months and I don't expect to turn it on for many more so why not get out while the getting is good?  I should be able to get full price for it I would think.  That is a fair bit of money I could put towards something I would actually use.

2800  Gaming / Console / PC Gaming / Re: Bethesda buys the Fallout IP on: April 13, 2007, 03:22:09 PM

Quote from: ATB on April 13, 2007, 02:30:01 PM

It's gonna be oblivion esque.

Despite that, I may give it a whirl.

Having put a bit of time into STALKER I think a post-apocalyptic/Fallout setting with first person sounds great.   

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